'Keep those judges coming': Conservatives praise Trump's success in filling the courts - 2018-11-16
Hundreds of conservative and libertarian attorneys sung President Trump's praises Thursday night at an annual gathering of the Federalist Society, praising him for successfully pushing more federal judges through the Senate in his first two years than any recent president.
Trump was not present, but attendees included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has made it a focus to transform the judiciary, and former White House counsel Donald McGahn, who recommended to Trump that he nominate Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
"Confirmation is a political decision based on who controls the Senate," McConnell told those gathered. "My goal is to confirm as many circuit judges as possible."